Poultry Blog - My Chicken Diary

My day to day diary

Treat Time

Eggs and Feeding Hens Better

For maximum egg production hens require maximum nutrition - balanced feed designed to pack in as much as possible. Layers pellets or mash do this but is it right to feed them like that?

Chickens Eating Microgreens

No Excitement – Avian Flu Update

It's all routine at the moment, which suits me fine. After losing Bob we don't want any more drama. A brief update on the current Avian Flu situation.

Hens Eating Lettuce

Outwitting a Chicken – Just!

Deep cleaning after Bob and Avian Flu warning. Feeding greens in winter and outwitting a chicken who was leading me a merry dance

virus H5N6

Avian Flu – Prevention Zone Declared in Wales

All Wales is now an Avian Flu Prevention Zone and home poultry keepers should take the measures described to comply legally and protect their birds.

Bob the Hen

Farewell Bob

In my last post, Bob was recovering well and I was confident she'd be 100% in just a few weeks. Sadly that wasn't to be.

Bob Hen Looking Better

Bob Looking Better!

Bob the hen made a miraculous recovery. From death's door to fairly good health overnight. Still going to treat for worms, coccidiosis and disinfectant the runs

Bob the Hen

Little ‘n’ Large Eggs, Poorly Bob

The difference between a large and small egg. Bob the Hen is very ill and I fear she's not going to make it.

Snow Chickens

Should you push for Winter Egg Production?

It's quite easy to keep your hens laying like it's the middle of summer all through the winter - but is it a good idea to push for winter egg production

Chicken Run

Weather Shielding the Chicken Run

We get a lot of wind and rain so I've put some weather shielding on the run. Happy hens still outside but not soaking wet and blown about.

Snow Chickens

Chooks in the Snow

It's the first time our new flock have seen snow and they're not very sure about it. Eventually they bravely left the coop and carefully stepped out.

February 2018
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